The emperor claims "Chlorine is not historically considered a chemical weapon" WHAT??
Ol' Bullshit Barry replied, in effect, that this was simply un-possible, because the regime had turned over all its chemical weapons to international monitors, in response to international pressure. Hmm... Guess ol' Bullshit doesn't talk to his own Secretary of State--not that anyone could blame him, of course. Cuz here's Kerry's prepared statement--not a careless slip during an ad-lib answer.
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
March 19, 2015
STATEMENT BY SECRETARY KERRY
Allegations of Chemical Weapons Use in Sarmin, Syria
The United States is deeply disturbed by reports that the Assad regime used chlorine as a weapon again, this time on March 16 in an attack on the town of Sarmin. We are looking very closely into this matter and considering next steps. While we cannot yet confirm details, if true, this would be only the latest tragic example of the Assad regime's atrocities against the Syrian people, which the entire international community must condemn. ***
The Assad regime’s horrifying pattern of using chlorine as a chemical weapon... underscores the importance of investigating this allegation as quickly as possible....But this was minor compared to ol' Bullshit's next claim: He says "Chlorine is not historically considered a chemical weapon."
Wait...what the hell?? Chlorine gas was one of the first chemical weapons, and was used in the First World War (that would be "WWI" for those of you under 25 or so). Here's what that noted right-wing nutjob organization--the U.N.--says about chlorine's history as a chemical weapon:
The modern use of chemical weapons began with World War I, when both sides to the conflict used poisonous gas to inflict agonizing suffering and to cause significant battlefield casualties. Such weapons basically consisted of well known commercial chemicals put into standard munitions such as grenades and artillery shells. Chlorine, phosgene (a choking agent) and mustard gas (which inflicts painful burns on the skin) were among the chemicals used. The results were indiscriminate and often devastating. Nearly 100,000 deaths resulted.Ol' Bullshit went to probably THE best prep school in Hawaii--how can he not know that? And with him supposedly being so f'n smart, you can't possibly think he'd forget, right? Well, watch the video below, before the Regime has it pulled. Skipping right to 2:25 will spare you an interminable amount of ol' Bullshit's deflections, but feel free to wade thru the whole thing if you must.
Now hold your breath and wait for any reporter to ask ol' Bullshit to clarify his patently false statement. Was he lying, or just ignorant? Since both choices--the ONLY two choices--put him in a bad light, you can bet the media will ignore his gaffe completely.
Imagine how the media would have reacted to this total bullshit claim if G.W. Bush had made it. We'd never hear the end of it. But ol' Bullshit Barry gets a pass.
Curious, huh. Kinda makes folks who aren't liberals/Democrats want to know why the double-standard.